Monday, 26 September 2016

Totally Not Doctor Who Miniatures

Before Warlord Games produced official Doctor Who miniatures a number of mostly British companies produced various Totally Not Doctor Who miniatures, of various Doctors, companions, enemies and a few monsters. These have mostly gone away in the last couple months, which is a shame as modern-day civilian type miniatures were useful beyond their intended Whovian purposes.

(And they were mostly 28mm scale while the new Warlord figures are 33mm. Which is also a shame, as there are a lot more 28mm lines around including Warlord’s own historical ranges, which would have made it easy to have the TARDIS land in various eras...)

Monday, 5 September 2016

Class Badge

Class now has a logo, as revealed on the covers of three tie-in novels. And is that The Crack?

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Great Fire of London

Today is the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London, which as we all know was caused by Terileptils, the favourite monsters of Doctor Who fans who think the sonic screwdriver is a bit much.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Paternoster Investigations

Paternoster Investigations, the second era book for the Doctor Who RPG is now available in PDF and pre-order for the book, covering the Victorian era. (This also makes it the second book in a row with Neve McIntosh in lizard makeup on the cover, after The Silurian Age!) Episode guides, character sheets for the Paternoster gang, Jago and Litefoot and more, advice, a ready-to-run adventure - and probably a joke about corsets in there somewhere too.

Class Photo

That pun is not getting old.

A first photo from Class, now that filming has wrapped, showing April, the mysterious Miss Quill, and a laser gun.

As you can see from the RT article, wild mass guessing about what this photo means in terms of the show’s plot, mood and style is already underway. More to come between now and October...

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Win a page of original John Ridgway DWM art

Just send an artistic response to this by Wednesday. Apparently hardly anyone has, so you would be in with a shot!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

A different Doctor Who miniatures game?

Announced in October, now apparently in pre-orders, Time Of The Daleks from Gale Force Nine (makers of D&D boardgames, Star Trek Ascendancy and Firefly: The Game) “contains highly detailed miniatures representing the Daleks and six of the regenerations of the Doctor and a host of additional miniatures”...

No images of figures or other components yet, or indications of scale.

Which six? I would guess the four modern ones and two more... Eight and War?

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Rio 2016

Any Doctor Who adventure ideas came from the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony?

Rio, and Brazil in general, have their share of history that could inspire adventures. From the spotlighted figures in the ceremony, I must admit that I had never heard of Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont before and he sounds like the type of character the Doctor might recruit when needing to fly somewhere in the early 20th century. Or to encourage the creation of the wristwatch!

And respect to Tunisia for wearing Tenth Doctor blue suits with red ties...

Twelfth Doctor and companions miniatures

Like the Clara. Is Strax really that big? Hmm.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Updates on the Doctor Who Miniatures Game

First look at the complete set of Tenth Doctor And Companions in pre-orders, adding Rose and Donna to Martha and Wilf, and the box for Twelve, Clara and the Paternoster Gang. £19.99 per box (£4 per figure, ouch!) for metal.

Confirmation of plastic Dalek, Cybermen and UNIT soldier sets on the way.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Time travel films getting TV remakes

Time After Time and Frequency are both coming to small screens. Both were perfectly self-contained movies, and Time After Time in particular feels like it could be a stretch as one person (H.G. Wells) pursues another person (Jack the Ripper) across time, while Frequency could easily become a gimmick for a procedural show, with a mystery about the time-radio and maybe some mysterious origin stuff too.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Nettie Stevens

A Google Doodle for the 155th birthday of Nettie Stevens, pioneering geneticist who found the X and Y chromosomes. “Before Stevens’ work, scientists thought that the mother or the environment determined if a child was born male or female.” Which allowed Henry VIII to get away with dumping wives for giving him daughters, for example.